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Position: Research Associate
Institution: University College London
Department: Institute of Neurology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The post holder will undertake high quality research on human learning, decision making and motivation from a computational neuroscience perspective and produce high-impact publications as part of a new initiative, involving the Max Planck Society and UCL. The goal of the initiative is to exploit computational approaches to brain and behaviour to leverage insights into core deficits that underpin psychiatric disorders and cognitive change with ageing
Requirements: Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or a related area (the degree must have been obtained by the agreed start-date in post) and experience of conducting neuroimaging research. Experience of theoretical and computational neuroscience in relation to learning and decision making, proficiency in data analysis, and ability to program (eg, in Matlab) are essential. Experience in fMRI and/or MEG, an interest in statistical methods, and a good publication record of high quality research results, are desirable
   
Text: Research Associate, - Ref:1739720 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging - Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?34,635 - ?41,864 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, under the supervision of Professor Ray Dolan and Dr Eran Eldar, Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The overarching goal of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research is to use computational approaches to understand the causes of individual differences in behavioural development, with an emphasis on psychiatric disorders and cognitive ageing. The Centre is a collaboration between the Max Planck Society and UCL, and has two sites, one in London and one in Berlin. The post holder will undertake high quality research on human learning, decision making and motivation from a computational neuroscience perspective and produce high-impact publications as part of a new initiative, involving the Max Planck Society and UCL. The goal of the initiative is to exploit computational approaches to brain and behaviour to leverage insights into core deficits that underpin psychiatric disorders and cognitive change with ageing. The post is available immediately and is funded by the Mary Kinross Charitable Trust for two years in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants must have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or a related area (the degree must have been obtained by the agreed start-date in post) and experience of conducting neuroimaging research. Experience of theoretical and computational neuroscience in relation to learning and decision making, proficiency in data analysis, and ability to program (eg, in Matlab) are essential. Experience in fMRI and/or MEG, an interest in statistical methods, and a good publication record of high quality research results, are desirable. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary ?30,316 - ?31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis, including corrections. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk ). Applicants may contact Professor Ray Dolan directly for further information (email: r.dolan@ucl.ac.uk). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 31 Aug 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description Apply Now
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